By Jessica Arciniega |Staff Writer|
Delicious and top quality food can be found at U-Grill, an up-and-coming, all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant.
Not only does the restaurant give you the option to cook for yourself, but the staff is willing to guide you through the process.
U-Grill, located just off 15 Interstate at 12728 Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739, opened its doors during mid-March for their soft opening and is awaiting their grand opening.
The restaurant aims to be more authentic rather than an Americanized environment in which surrounding Korean grills advertise with their dim lighting and younger-aged audience.
Instead, the restaurant welcomes all ages and sets the tone for a family-oriented setting.
Staff immediately greets you from the front podium, inviting you into their Korean experience – leading you to the table equipped with a grill.
The restaurant offers alcoholic beverages, such as beer and cocktails, for those who need a break from studying.
There are three all-you-can-eat, wide-ranged menus to choose from: lunch menu at $14.99, dinner menu A at $17.99, and dinner menu B at $21.99.
Prices differ from each menu due to the options you get to choose from. The restaurant doesn’t hold back on bringing you a bang for your buck.
The menu’s proteins vary from beef, pork, and chicken, while the restaurants sides include their popular dishes such as cheese corn, kimchi rice soup, and steamed egg bowls.
The table is set up with eight complimentary condiments, six vegetables, potatoes, and fish cake, along with two wraps: rice paper and gochujang, a pepper paste sauce. These condiments are suggested for added flavor to eat with your choice of meat.
First, non-marinated meat should be cooked. Pork is suggested to be cooked second due to the grease it releases. The pork grease prevents the following meat, which is marinated, to not stick to the pan.
Keep in mind, the soiled pan may be switched out with a new one to maintain and bring out the natural flavors.
The staff of U-Grill strives to offer you the best service. They are attentive to your needs, making great efforts to assist you before you ask.
Servers, management, and even the service assistants will go out of their way to help you with whatever you need.
Almost all reviews on Yelp mention how service is on-point, courteous, great, and helpful.
Reviews range from four to five stars; many go on and on about how exceptional the restaurant aims to be.
Mike Lee, their marketing agent, gave me a tip to never forget my ABC’s — always be cooking — so you never have to wait to eat the next course.
“If you want the best KBBQ, come here! Better than Gen KBBQ,” stated Andrew A. via Yelp.
You no longer have to look for the right Korean BBQ that offers a casual, inexpensive, and welcoming atmosphere.
If you want to check out more of what U-Grill provides, they currently advertise on Instagram and Facebook as UGRILLBBQ, which include pictures of their plates and quick tips on how to properly cook them.